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Lot 008

SHAFIE HASSAN
b. Kedah, 1958

SPIRIT KENANGAN PESTA MENUAI III, 1996

Signed and dated (lower left) 
Watercolour on paper
54cm x 75cm

PROVENANCE
Private collection, Kuala Lumpur.

ESTIMATE RM 2,000 - 3,500
Hung upside-down to dry, these corn stalks are the building block for the next harvest, where they are then used as seeds. Should one expect adverse weather in the coming days, keeping corn upside down in a shelter is how they complete the drying process. This is, of course, before modern technology came into the picture. A good harvest is anticipated.

Shafie teaches art at the St John’s Institution in Kuala Lumpur. He was trained at the Teachers Training College in Kota Bharu from 1978 to 1979 and the Specialist Teachers Training Institute in 1986. He obtained his BFA at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang in 1994. Recognised for being one of the finest watercolourists in Malaysia, his awards include First Prize in the Permodalan Nasional Berhad Competition in 1985, the Unity of Mankind Award (UNESCO) in 1986, and the Malaysian Watercolour Society Award in 1990.